This is Shaggy Shawn and he’s part of the Furreal pets from Hasbro toys.
Shaggy Shawn resembles a miniature Yorkshire terrier and in fact I have actually seen a real dog this small.
Shaggy Shawn has long shaggy hair on his head and face which needs a good style. He comes complete with his very own hair style tool.
The styler makes real buzzing sounds as it glides through the hair. It also vibrates and the hair can be made into so many styles such as mowhawk or just a more simple style.
Shaggy Shawn also makes many sounds of yapping and barking to let the stylist like that he is enjoying being pampered.
It’s a very cute toy which actually does something other than just sitting there looking cute It really caught Izebellas attention because not only does she love her toy furry friends but she also enjoys styling dolls hair too so it’s an extra bonus.
The hair style buzzer cones with batteries ready inserted which I’m glad of as it’s the small awful button cell batteries that this needs. It is a suitable toy for children ages 4 and over and costs £24.99 if purchased from Argos.
We are well used to the Num Noms range by now, little rubbery things in the shape of food items with scents and lip gloss and other bits and pieces. Yes we have a huge box full to the top of the things. But now Num Noms have introduced something totally different!
These are the brand new snackable dippers and are totally different to the Num Noms products that we are used to.
These things still resemble foodie products but instead come as long dipper shapes.
Each one of these “blind packs” contains two big dippers along with a secret sauce compartment which is actually just a cheap plastic tub and nothing really special. The secret tub gets filled with water and some of the dippers then change colour when dipped in, but not all of them. The dippers, like previous num Noms also come scented and all come with a collectors menu so kids can mark off which ones they already have.
They cost about £5.99 each blind bag and I’m sure many more dipper products will soon be released.
This has to be one of the most bizzare games we have come across. What makes it so strange is that it’s so easy to play. The instructions printed on a small piece of paper. No batteries, no complicated rules and just very silly game playing.
Think a more simplified version of Jenga or even kerplunk and you get a white yeti monster and a bunch of plastic spaghetti in a bowl.
The yeti looks a bit like a miniature version of the marshmallow man from ghostbusters, tho without the hat. The spaghetti is placed criss cross across the bowl so that it sits on the bowl rim and over. The yeti is then placed on top of the spaghetti and in the middle.
Then each player takes turns to each remove one spaghetti piece at a time. The first few pieces are usually easy, the loose ones that are no where near the yeti. However as play goes on and the remaining pieces are right under yeti’s butt, it then gets slightly harder (again think jenga, and kerplunk) . If yeti falls into the bowl then the game is over and the player who managed to successfully pull the last piece of spaghetti is the round winner.
There’s no dice, or counters etc. It’s extremely easy and usually a very quick game too.
The recommended age guide for this is 4 and over, with 4-8 year olds probably enjoying it the most. I don’t think there is a maximum number of players with this as it’s just turn based. I think it could even be played solo too but probably best with at least two players.
It’s not an expensive game, starting at just £9.99 over on Amazon and certainly lots of fun.
As we are all now officially keen Aquabeaders we have been sent a rather cute Minions character set which enables us to create little figures from Despicable Me.
Izebella is probably currently the one who loves Aquabeads the most and being only five doesn’t stop her from being able to do them.
This little set actually contains a massive 800 beads or more in lots of colours to create the minions. None of the figures are particularly complicated or big in this set and therefore Izebella is able to do them pretty quickly.
This set also comes with a small water spray bottle for setting the beads and a small layout tray. We already have the larger trays from other Aquabeads sets.
Aquabeads come in lots of sets and themes and you can buy them from almost anywhere that sells toys. They make a great activity when the weather is bad.
Well the weather may be awful and the schools are shut today but my girls are happy as they have their new Shnooks to play with.
These are series 2, we had the first series last year. Series 2 shnooks come scented with lots of yummy candy aromas such as bubble gum and marshmallow.
Shnooks arrive in plastic bubbles like this!
The bubble gets popped, the shnook comes out and magically comes to life and grows 8 times in size with a little shake.
They also come with a little hair accessory package too which contains a comb, headband and bobbles to style the fluffy hair.
Each one costs £7.99 each and they are suitable for girls and boys ages 3 and over.
Zuru has two series 2 scented Schnooks to give away to one of my lucky readers.
Please click the link below to be taken to the entry page which is hosted via Gleam!
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As per my previous post earlier on today. I am giving away a Cheatwell Squeeze Popper bundle. The prize will consist of three assorted Squeeze Poppers for one winner.
There are lots of characters and the winner will receive a random three bundle.
To enter, simply click the link below to be taken to the entry page.
This giveaway will last for 2 weeks, ending on March 13th 2018. Entrants will need a valid email and working social network accounts to enter and must be a UK resident.
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These are Squeeze Poppers from Cheatwell games. They are a really basic designer toy but yet they seem to provide endless entertainment for my girls.
There are many animal and weird characters to choose from, everything from unicorns to pigs with recent additions of monsters and even a poop popper.
These actually remind me of retro toys like we had back in the old days as children. They don’t have batteries, they don’t talk or move and they don’t come with a mammoth instructions.
The figures are squeezy vinyl and all come with several foam coloured balls.
The balls go inside the figures mouth, one at a time, squeeze and out pops the ball. It’s all down to air and nothing else. The balls can fly pretty far depending on how hard you squeeze and yes they can easily be one lost under couches or outside.
The balls are only foam and really soft so can’t really cause much damage to anyone or to any furnishings.
My 5 year old seems to have more fun with these than any of her electronic toys. She finds it funny aiming them at me.
The age guide is 4 and over and each squeeze popper costs approximately £8.99 with the main stockists being Wicked Uncle and Amazon.
I will be hosting a giveaway later today to win a bundle of Squeeze Poppers.
Most little girls love My little Pony and it certainly is not a new craze as I also adored the cute little collectible ponies when I was little.
There are lots of “my little pony’s” to collect and now there are also fashion dolls to go with the pony’s.
These are the Equestria girls. They look like regular fashion doll girls but all have pony ears. These girls even have their own series on You Tube, along with various websites and mentions online.
These girls share names with the most popular pony’s, such as Rarity, Fluttershy, Pinkie pie and all share similar hair colours to their matching pony.
Izebella was so happy as she was sent her favourite pony girl, her favourite pony being Twilight sparkle.
Twilight Sparkle doll is dressed in colours to match her pony and also has the pony colours in her hair.
Her clothes are removable, and Izebella took no time in taking them off and later putting them back on again, which seems to be a strange habit she has with new dolls.
These are just fashion dolls and don’t do much else, no batteries and no interactive features, so it’s down to little girls to use their imagination as all us mummies did when we had our dolls and pony’s.
Each doll can be bought for about £13.00.
Yesterday was Valentine’s Day and unfortunately the postman must have misplaced all my cards and flowers as none arrived. Sad I know but at least my girls got to celebrate with their BFF (best friends forever)
My girls got a lovely package full of L.O.L surprise balls. Each ball contains lots of layers of plastic wrap and underneath each layer is a little surprise with the final layer revealing a L.O.L doll.
The new series LOL’s are themed around little sisters and pets. The regular LOL dolls have five layers of surprise to unwrap.
There is also the brand new confetti pop LOL which contains 9 surprises inside and is bigger than the other LOL balls.
The idea, was to give their best friends a Lol doll and the included valentine card and that’s just what they did. We were sent a few LOL balls meaning both my girls and their friends all had one.
We even had a sleepover too!
Lol dolls can be purchased at most good toy stores.
Well Happy new teach all my lovely followers and leaders, and to start off 2018 I have a very happy post featuring the loveable Trolls. In our house the trolls movie was just as big a hit with Izebella as Frozen and Tangled both were and of course her favourite character is the loveable Poppy troll.
Just two days before Christmas a very special box arrived at our door from the elves over at Hasbro. As it was so close to the big day, the box contents got wrapped up as an extra surprise for my cute little princess.
Izebella now has two extra troll items in her collection. This includes a huge play set – the PoDular tree playset. This comes with a small poppy figure, other figures can be purchased separately. The playset comes as plastic parts which easily join together. There are special troll swings that can change positions and special troll seats and accessories.
It’s really tall too being 16 inches, very bright and colourful which is probably what caught Izebellas eye the most. It doesn’t have any sort of sound effects or flashing lights and so does not need batteries but she still loves playing with it and swapping the swings around.
The tree set retails around £35 – £40 in most toy stores. I feel this is overpriced considering what it is and I think the Dreamworks brand and whole Trolls franchise is what makes the cost so high. I think it’s good that the poppy figure comes included, I imagine this small figure alone would probably be around £10.
Izebella also now has the new “Hair in the Air” poppy doll.
Poppy has such amazing hair, 14 inches of bright pink hair that can be twisted and bent to create more styles. She comes with a tiara and comb but to be honest these are very small accessories and will easily be lost and aren’t really needed to play with Poppy.
Her gown plays music, her hair lights up with twinkly red lights and sounds and poppy even says the odd few words such as “Wheee” or “Wow”.
It’s obvious to see why little girls love toys like these. Prices for the poppy hair doll seem to vary from £25-£35. I would be happy to pay the lower £25 for this doll but I feel anymore is just too much.
Izebella absolutely loves her new Trolls additions.